Tourists rate Edinburgh as one of the world's safest cities

Edinburgh is one of the safest cities in the world, according to a new poll of UK holiday makers.

The Post Office Travel Insurance survey ranked the capital as the third safest destination across the globe, with almost 70% of people who took part rating it as safe. The news has been announced not long after a major YouGov poll revealed that Edinburgh was seen as the safest in Britain. Councillor Cammy Day, Community Safety Leader for the City of Edinburgh Council, today welcomed the results. "To be rated so highly for safety in not one but two national surveys is a fantastic accolade for the city, and I'm delighted that people feel secure when they holiday here,” he said. "It’s not just visitors either – the most recent People’s Survey found that 91% of our residents feel safe here after dark. I'm really proud of these results and the good work carried out daily by the Council, Police Scotland and communities across the city. "Tourism is vitally important to Edinburgh with millions of people coming here from around the world each year to enjoy the culture and attractions it has to offer. As well as being renowned as a festivals city, we can also now claim to be classed as one of the safest cities in the world."

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